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-known congressman resigning today. jesse jackson, jr. after months of federal investigations, medical treatments and then a win on election day, today, an unexpected turn. here's abc's sharyn alfonsi tonight. >> reporter: once a political rising star, jesse jackson, jr. today called it quits, sending in a letter of resignation to house speaker john boehner. he wrote, "over the past several months as my health has deteriorated, my ability to serve the constituents of my district has continued to diminish." the drama around jackson began this summer when the congressman disappeared for weeks. the public, even members of his staff, didn't know where he was. finally, in late july, the mayo clinic revealed jackson was being treated there for what was later diagnosed as bipolar disorder and depression. his famous father uncharacteristically quiet about the matter. >> the fact is, the congressman is under medical supervision and is right now regaining strength. >> reporter: jackson was released in september, then readmitted last month. his return to the clinic came amid reports that the congressman fac
you knew everything there was to know about michael jackson? think again. >> a surprising new book, the king of pop's personal struggles as we have never seen them before. that story coming up. >> ann ♪ don't just leave me alone ♪ leave me alone ♪ leave me alone >>> look at that. >> i can do my michael now. come on. well, at one time michael jackson was the most popular man on the planet, and that came with an extraordinary dose of publicity. >> we're not going to leave him alone. >> no, no, we're not. >> but now three years after his death, a new book reveals michael's private struggles in unparalleled detail. abc's nick watt has the story. ♪ thriller nights >> reporter: there hasn't been anyone that famous in a single moment as he was during "thriller" time. that was probably the peak of celebrity for a human being. >> reporter: randall sullivan highly acclaimed journalist spent three years getting behind the mask of the most celebrated entertainer our world has ever known. it's a tale of family, fame, lost childhood, and startling accusations that you won't have heard be
misconduct, congressman jesse jackson jr. is officially calling it quits. jackson turned in his resignation letter citing his deteriorating health. he easily won re-election just days ago while still hospitalized for bipolar disorder. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> also this morning, the family of hector, macho co-macho is deciding whether or not the former boxing champ should be removed in life support. doctors said he was expected to survive after shot tuesday night in the face in puerto rico but the champ did take a sudden turn for the worse. the outlook is not good. >>> and in lighter news, an extremely talented young football star has become a major internet sensation. she is 9-year-old samantha gordon or sam, as she likes to be called, the only girl playing on her utah peewee football team. >> you may have heard this. the running back rushed for more than 2000 yards and 30 touchdowns. general mills put her face on a wheaties box. she explains what she likes best about playing football. >> being a girl out there and keep
of mental health issues and allegations of political misconduct, jesse jackson jr. is calling it quits. he turn in his resignation letter yesterday. he easily won re-election. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> new york city police have charged a door-to-door salesman with the murders of three brooklyn shopkeepers. they say 63-year-old salvatore barone was ready to kill again. police say the suspect's fingerprints were on the murder weapon. they have yet to determine his motive. >>> and more than two dozen homes damaged in the indianapolis explosion will have to be torn down because of safety concerns. four other houses hit by the blast are part of an active crime scene. investigators say the explosion was murder. but there so far have been no arrests. >>> this could go a long way toward your holiday shopping list. the powerball jackpot is $325 million after no winning tickets were drawn last night. two lucky buyers in georgia and new york did get all of the numbers except the powerball. they get 1 million bucks each. the next d
and updates. >>> after months of mental health issues and allegations of political misconduct, jesse jackson jr. is calling it quits. he turn in his resignation letter yesterday. he easily won re-election. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> new york city police have charged a door-to-door salesman with the murders of three brooklyn shopkeepers. they say 63-year-old salvatore barone was ready to kill again. police say the suspect's fingerprints were on the murder weapon. they have yet to determine his motive. >>> and more than two dozen homes damaged in the indianapolis explosion will have to be torn down because of safety concerns. four other houses hit by the blast are part of an active crime scene. investigators say the explosion was murder. but there so far have been no arrests. >>> this could go a long way toward your holiday shopping list. the powerball jackpot is $325 million after no winning tickets were drawn last night. two lucky buyers in georgia and new york did get all of the numbers except the powerball. they get 1 mi
is san jose state university professor melinda jackson. is the research director for survey and policy research institute. the areas of interest are public opinions, civic engagement and political participation and melinda will be giving us analysis as returns come in. welcome. >> thank you. >> one of the closest-watched races is proposition 30, that is one of the tightest as well. what are your thoughts heading into this election? >> it's going to be a razor thin margin that could go either way. tolling shows 48% in favor, 44% against. with that 8% undecided so it's undecideds going to make the difference on this. it's also going to depend on turnout. group that's tend to favor prop 30 more, younger voters, latino voters also, groups don't always turn out in high numbers on election day. so turn out going to make a difference. >> what are your thoughts on prop 37? labeling of genetically engineered foods? >> prop 37 is going to be very close, initially there was majority support for prop 37, back in september polls showing over 60% in favor. there has been a lot of ads against 37 in t
it at the top of the show. a plane crashing into a neighborhood in jackson, mississippi, right into the house that is now in flames. a woman inside managed to escape just in time by jumping out the window. witnesses say they could hear the plane's engine sputtering in the moments before the crash. the three people onboard were killed. in the bitter irony, they were flying to a safety conference being held by the faa. >>> and two washington snowboarders are finally safe this morning, after two nights stranded on mt. rainier. the two got caught in a sudden blizzard with no overnight gear and only a few crackers to eat. but after calling 911, they managed to build a snow cave and hunker down. >> you guys hunker together for a while? >> yes, we did. >> yeah. >> there was a little bit of spooning. >> not going to lie. >> a little bit of spooning to keep warm, right? >> exactly. >> what stays in the cave, stays in the cave. >> the rescue teams fought their way through chest-high snow to bring them dry clothes and snow shoes for the trip down the mountain. >>> and the furor of the power outages asso
"pop news," shall we? good morning, everybody. we begin with michael jackson. fans will be so thankful this thanksgiving, a new documentary airing on abc this thursday night celebrating the 25th anniversary of michael jackson's chart-popping "bad" album. this is the very first look, right here right now, some of the scenes and footage that award-winning producer spike lee used to make the sound and also the tour that went along with it. it was pivotal in his career. the best music of jackson's career came from. in the style of a great pop song. you can catch the documentary 9:30 on abc thursday night. >> ooh. >> yeah, love michael jackson. >> my kids love that. they still watch that music video all the time. they would love to see that documentary. >>> big news in san francisco. city lawmakers will vote on business that would prohibit public nudity. a group of men who like to congregate in the buff. and a supervisor who represents where those men congregate. this name is scott wiener. and wiener's proposal would bake it illegal for anything over the age of 5 to get naked in public or u
melinda jackson. >> you are associate professor of political science at san jose state. what went wrong for romney in the states that were must-wins for him. >> the polls were right on this year. despite some skepticism about how well they would perform. the romney campaign did maintain until the end they thought they were going to win in the end those electoral college projections turned out to be right on. it wasn't that close. i think it was a good night for democrats. turnout helps democrats and the democratic ground game was a big fact for in that this year. >> the demographics of the democratic victory also important. is this something we are going to see as maybe future outcomes for races like this? >> yes, i think that's the other big story coming out of this. the demographics of the country are ranging -- are changing. we are a more diverse country particularly for young voters who are just entering the political system, the democrats have such an advantage among young voters we are seeing voter turnout is increasing among young voters. they still vote less than older voters bu
key and jackson in san jose. eastbound mckey shut or closed i should say,$r4 o westbound getting through. westbound dumbarton earlier accident at toll cleared, things should be picking up there as you make your way on the dumbarton bridge. >>> ahead, five things to know before you go. >>> abc7 morning news returns >>> live look at the san mateo bridge traffic slow no accidents on this bridge. certainly, there are a lot of issues on the roads this morning. sue tracking a lot of accidents because of the rain. that rain moving all around mike has one final check in a second. >>> five things to know before you go: number one, getaway day for many seeing slick roads, traffic moderate, riddled with problems like spin-outs and rollovers due to the slick, wet roads. >> number two, skies will be busy today for the holiday getaway, live look at sfo outside the terminal, looks like it is drying off a little, going to be busy. passengers packing in long lines inside as people fly out for the thanksgiving holiday. they aren't seeing weather delays they saw yesterday. faa having an issue with their we
:30 eastern time. >>> and three people are dead following a fiery plane crash in jackson, mississippi. all three were killed when their single-engine piper slammed into a house just after takeoff tuesday night. a mother and son escaped the burning home with minor injuries. the cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> and still no word on what caused a powerful explosion that leveled a neighborhood in indianapolis. two people were killed. five homes were destroyed in that blast. saturday night. dozens of other homes were damaged. investigators say there was no smell of gas before the explosion, but nothing has been ruled out. >>> a cheerleader for the orlando magic is hospitalized this morning after a stunt went horribly wrong. between the first and second quarter, jamie wood was on a teammate's shoulders when she fell and hit the ground hard. paramedics were so concerned they immediately put her in a neck brace. wood was able to wave to the crowd as she was taken away in a stretcher. the hardwood floor. the wave there's a good sign she's going to be okay. good to see. >> those girls
waiting for them. who knows. real quick, medical note, joe jackson, father of michael jackson, suffered a mild stroke in the hospital, recuperating. wish him well. now." in the hospital, recuperating. wish him well. [ female announcer ] he could be your soulmate. but first you've got to get him to say, "hello." new crest 3d white arctic fresh toothpaste. use it with these 3d white products, and whiten your teeth in just 2 days. new crest 3d white toothpaste. life opens up when you do. now." >> sleep is overrated. >>> you are watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ ♪ >> all right, time now to take a look back at the week that was. >>> all right. time now to take a look back at the week that was, and it was all about the benjamins, baby. >> from the crush of holiday shoppers to powerball fever to fears of a fiscal cliff. here's our "friday rewind." >> it's become pre-thank, black, small biz cyberweek. >> cyber monday is a big deal for us. it's real. it's not something made up for us to get some hype. >> free powerball tickets for the next drawing. >> it would be the best t
blocking lane of traffic fatal accident san jose alum rock jackson avoid that area flooding san francisco on the embarcadero slow from king to the ferry building. >>> the news ♪ >>> and a lot of people celebrating thanksgiving a little early out there. >> oh, my gosh. >> the champagne is already flowing, sort of. and we're listening to alicia keys, right now. we cannot wait to see her live on monday. she will be on "gma." for a special performance that's going to be great. you do not want to miss it. good morning, america. robin is at home recovering. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to be here. and great to be here with all of you. it's a gorgeous day, by the way. >> it is. >> it's so beautiful. >>> we have two boxes on our set that have been the talk of -- you know. >> it's a big decision, or so i'm told. do we shop tomorrow? or do we eat tomorrow? so, this is eating. okay? >> it is? >> this is shopping. so, are you going to go have your turkey? or buy your tv? >> i know this is follow-up-free. but why is your turkey so brown? >> that doesn't look healthy. >> that's smoke
loose and weird. it's over, right? no. vick, to his playmaker, desean jackson, 77 yards to the house. third career receiving touchdown 75 yards or longer. that's tied for the most in the nfl since 2008. next eagles drive, being pressured. will smith getting all sorts of i am legend on vick. the seventh saints sack. here's your dagger. brees to jimmy graham, who had 8 catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. brees, 239 through the air with 2 scores. third quarter. last chance for vick. third and goal. off of the helmet. the ball is loose. and the saints have it. circle gets the square. andy reid is not happy. michael vick's not happy. >>> with regards to the streak on "monday night football," drew brees has 24 touchdowns in 8 monday night wins. i'm randy scott. have a good day. >> we needed it. >>> up next, "the pulse." an election day no-no in a couple of states. >>> and you can count on jimmy kimmel to find out how dishonest people can be when it comes to kimmel to find out how dishonest people can be when it comes to voting. plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% mo
, vic. >>> joining us with analysis is melinda jackson of san jose state. she is an associate professor of political science and research director for the survey and policy research institute at san jose state. >> her areas of interest are public opinion, civic engagement and political participation. she is also an expert in polling. let's talk about the polls. pretty much dead on accurate. no real surprises tonight at all, right? >> that's right. everything we have seen tonight was predicted by the polls. so despite some doubts that were raised in the last few weeks, the polls performed very well this year. >> what does that say about polling? is it an accurate process? >> the challenges have gotten much more severe in the last two years. fewer and fewer people are picking up the phone and answering these polls. more people have a cell phone and they are harder to reach. but the polling world is adapting to those changes, and as we can see we have a real election to compare it to and they were right on this year. >> it seemed like the obama campaign was really dialed into all of this.
. >>> sources tell abc news that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr. the illinois democrat is currently being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for improperly using campaign funds for personal purchases, potentially furniture at his home, but he coasted to victory tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite virtually no presence on the campaign trail. the only involvement, a robo call. had. voted since june 8. and missed every one of the 225 votes since. that goes to show his strong contingency there. >> absolutely. >>> a look at your friday forecast, a big storm in the rockies with blizzard conditions and up to 2 feet of snow in montana, idaho, utah. showers along the california coast. some light rain in the dakotas. drier in the northeast. a chilly morning in the southeast. >> 70s from miami to new orleans. 50s in the northwest. and midwest. 40s from seattle to portland. >> with veterans' day almost upon us, college sports is going all out to support the vets and military in general. one way tha
, called "untouchable, the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson." nick watt sat down with randal sullivan. >> reporter: it's called "the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson." despite his wealth, michael had only one credit card. >> in one case, a phone call where he's asking for $500,000. it was like a french fry bag and gave it to michael. that was an in joke of, i want you to supersize this order. >> reporter: and he wanted to be an actor. >> michael was tired of being a song and dance man. he didn't want to perform on stage from the time -- well, from the time of the history tour, which was 1995, '96. >> reporter: he wanted to play spider-man on film. and we he wanted to play willy wonka. he was not chosen for either role. he was desperate for true friendship. >> diana didn't want to be his friend? >> she didn't. you know, for lack of a better word, i think she was a little creeped out by him. >> reporter: after three years of research, sullivan, a hard journalist, was left with this. >> i developed a deep affection for michael that i didn't see coming
, made on good faith. and that attacks from her critics have been, quote, unfounded. >>> jesse jackson jr. is resigning after nearly 17 years in congress. he easily won re-election this month, despite his one-month-long hospitalization for bipolar disorder. he is also under investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds. in his resignation letter, jackson cited his health and acknowledged making mistakes. >>> and police in new york city believe they have captured a serial killer who had shopkeepers on-edge and was ready to kill again. this salesman carrying a beautiful bag murdered three brooklyn store owners since july. they say they found the murder weapon, a rifle, in that duffel bag. the victims were all middle eastern. but police have yet to discuss a motive. >>> new details about that explosion that tore apart a neighborhood in indianapolis this month, killing two people. authorities say at least 29 homes will have to be demolished. they're too damaged to be rebuilt. investigators believe the explosion was intentionally set and caused by natural gas. but they have not made any
. women we have a champion." paris jackson said "saying a prayer, thank you, god. and #, don'thavetomovetocanada. >> donald trump, the ever shrinking violet wrote "well, back to the drawing board." this is how celebrities are reacting. >> you got to love, i guess the cele celebro twitter board. >> yep, yep, there you go. >> there's a look at it as we go to a break and we will be back again with so much more as we know. the big speeches coming up. what a night this is. we'll be back. hey, travis... get some friends, loser! so, are you all right, man? ♪ lean on me, thanks. ♪ when you're not strong, and i'll be your friend. ♪ ♪ i'll help you carry on... ♪ what does home feel like? it's in the faces of americans who built generations of memories in their home and then saw it slipping away. until friends they have never met, turned out to lend a hand. for more than 30 years, rebuilding together has spread hope to home owners in need. providing free home rehabilitation, making homes safer and more energy efficient. go to rebuilding together dot org and share the feeling o
airplane. this video shot by a passenger. it shows a woman in the parking lot, at hartsfield jackson airport, throwing a bag to a worker on the other side, a few feet from the runway. the bag got stuck. worker climbs up and retrieves it. no word on what is inside the bag. but security experts say what's most alarming is neither person seems worried about getting caught. authorities are still trying to identify the couple in that video. >>> and the big story overseas, in egypt, where thousands of protesters are clashing with police. they furious over president mohamed morsi's declaration over the court system, fearful that the democracy they fought for could be slipping away. >>> in medical news, warning about the dangers of consuming grapefruit while taking certain medications. researchers say taking prescription drugs with grapefruit can cause harmful or fatal interactions. those interactions involve at least 85 different oral medications including pills for heart problems, pain and psychiatric conditions. you can find a list of those drugs on abcnews.com. >>> and a los angeles judg
jackson jr. of illinois has actually been re-elected despite spending the last several months in the mayo clinic. >> that's solidly democratic. but jesse jackson jr. who has won re-election in illinois has not been seen in congress since early this summer. i mean, he left for health reasons. he has not campaigned at all. and as you see, solid lead, democratic district, re-electing a democratic congressman that has been missing in action for almost half a year. >> so many of those congressional seats are so safe. >> i want to go back out and see if we can put upside by side, jake tapper and david muir. i think it's interesting to be in each of those rooms right now. feeling the mood of the room. jake tapper, if you can hear me right now, i have a question i wanted to ask. at one point, president obama's campaign but an exclamation point after "forward." it was just "forward" and then an exclamation point. when did they decide that was the right message for them? >> well, they went back and forth about a lot of different messages. and they ultimately decided "forward." and then there was so
. that was at a campaign stop in davenport, iowa. and this from garrett jackson, mitt romney's body man. ann romney talking to overflow crowds in fairfax, virginia. and another from his body man. eric draper, take a look. that's a grandpa hugging his grandson. so much more to see here on twitter. we'll be taking a look at it all morning, all day long here, george. >> that's a great shot. thank you. >> that was. >> that was fantastic. >>> other photos coming in right now. vice president joe biden voting in the state of delaware. there he is, walking into the polling place with his wife, dr. jill biden. right behind him his son beau biden, attorney general of delaware. they are going to vote right now. delaware a safe state for the president and joe biden. they're go being to make up the majority of voters. both candidates campaigning hard for their support. let's look at their prospects with our team of powerhouse women. initial kol wallace nicole wallace, veteran of the bush campaign. donna brazile. who ran al gore's campaign, and cokie roberts. cokie, let me begin with you and put up other figures from ou
out the veep on "parks and rec." >>> okay, so jermaine jackson, the brother of michael, is filing a motion a petition with the judge to change his last name to jacksun. >> what? >> why? he wants to change it for artistic reasons. according to tmz. he doesn't give further details. the request not yet approved by a judge. a hearing scheduled. apparently have to go through a litany of -- of, like certain requirements, in order for this to become official. but keep in mind, he did have a child named jermajesty. >> i'd look to file a petition for jermaine to change his hair. tired of him looking like one of the five heart beats. >>> anyway, moving on, rihanna has a new album on november 19th. and on this album is a duet with chris brown, the ex-boyfriend. we know the back story. the song's called "nobody's business." on the song, she sings "i want to be your baby, you'll always be my baby. sing it to the world. baby give me some. i'm going to be your girl. and it ain't nobody's business." take a look as we go to break. ♪ it ain't nobody's business what's today's dare? erase the damag
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